The ESU helps us get a lot our of federal grant monies. Without ESU consortiums our school district would not even qualify for some of the federal grants. Putting our federal funds with other school districts definitely gives us more bang for our bucks. Our special education program also benefits from the ESU. It gives us access to specialist that if we were acting independently would be difficult to find and more expensive to employ. I like the variety of staff the development opportunities the ESU provides, I feel like there is something for everyone. To sum it up the ESU saves our district money and helps us provide a better education for our students.